Every so often you find yourself driving a scenic road through a ‘scape with a land-cache that’s seriously worth stopping for.
The asphalt artery connecting (Mount) Tongariro’s ‘National Park’ to (anō, Mount) Ruapehu’s ‘Whakapapa Village’ is the most recent, for me.
Continue reading “A Stone’s Throw”
There are a few ketes-worth of myth and legend describing the origin/s of Tongariro National Park, and the uniquely volcanic landscape that features here.
Like any fabulous story, though, there’s one ever-present superhuman ‘common thread’ that connects them all…
Continue reading “Tongariro’s Silica Rapids Hint At Mythical Superhero Prowess”
Every tramper has their inevitable turning-point away from the relative simplicity and safety of the day-hike, and towards the more logistically and physically challenging multi-day experience.
I’ve literally just had mine.
Continue reading “Pouākai Circuit: Our Mad-, Rad-ASF Multi-Day “Mud Slushie” Slog”